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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Wednesday, April 23
    Germantown Kindergarten Screening
    Check G'town Central Schools' website for more info. Phone: 518-537-6281. Email: kharlow@germantowncsd.org. Url: http://www.germantowncsd.org.

  • Wednesday, April 23
    World Book Night
    Oblong Books & Music in Millerton & Rhinebeck are proud to serve as the local book pick-up point for this national, community event held on Shakespeare's birthday: "givers" sign up in advance to distribute free books to light readers and non-readers. Phone: 845-876-0500. Email: info@oblongbooks.com. Url: http://oblongbooks.com.

  • Wednesday, April 23
    "My Name Is Ruth"
    An evening with Bard Big Read and Marilynne Robinson's HOUSEKEEPING. Excerpts from the novel read by Neil Gaiman, Nicole Quinn, and Mary Caponegro. Discussion and remarks with Bard professors Deirdre d'Albertis and Wyatt Mason. Free and open to public, but reservations necessary. Contact Fisher Center box office, 845-758-7900. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: bhollenb@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/hannaharendtcenter/bigread.

  • Thursday, April 24 - Saturday, April 26
    Rummage Sale
    Annual spring event. Thu 6–8pm; Fri 1–4pm. Sat 9am–noon/$5 per bag. Phone: 845-758-1184. Email: office@stjohnsreformed.org.

  • Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27
    Faculty Dance Concert
    Choreography by Bard dance faculty, performed by students. Fri, Sat & Sun at 7:30pm. Sun at 2pm. Tickets: $15/free w/ Bard ID; reservations. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, April 25 - Saturday, April 26
    Inaugural Multi-Media Event
    Eclipse, a performance, featuring the choreography and light installation of award-winning multi-media artist Jonah Bokaer in collaboration w/ avant-garde artist Anthony McCall. 7:30pm. Tkts $20. Email: info@basilicahudson.com. Url: http://basilicahudson.com.

  • Friday, April 25 - Saturday, April 26
    Verdi's Messa da Requiem
    Conducted by Leon Botstein; James Bagwell, chorus master; w/members of the American Symphony Orchestra, Bard College & Longy Conservatory Orchestras, Bard College Chamber Singers, and Bard Festival Chorale. Fri & Sat at 8pm. $20/$15 suggested donation; free w/Bard ID. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, April 25
    Hudson Valley in the Ice Age
    Authors Johanna and Robert Titus on the geology of the Catskills, Shawangunks, Taconics, & the Hudson. 7pm. Free. Phone: 845-757-3771. Email: tivolilibrary@gmail.com. Url: http://tivolilibrary.org.

  • Friday, April 25
    Mills of Landsman Kill
    Marilyn Hatch and David Miller offer a "virtual hike" along the kill, discussin the history of each mill along the way. Refreshments. 7:30. Rhinebeck Historical Soc. talk. Phone: 845-876-0246. Email: dhmny@aol.com. Url: http://rhinebeckhistoricalsociety.org.

  • Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27
    The Rocky Horror Show
    The Castaway Players Theatre Company presents its nearly annual production of Richard O'Brien's rock musical classic. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $26/$24. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, April 25
    Literary vs. Genre Fiction
    4/25: Panel discussion hosted by Jenny Milchman: literary vs.genre fiction; is there a real distinction or no difference at all? With Kelly Braffet, Carla Buckley and Therese Walsh at 7pm. Phone: 845-876-0500. Email: rsvp@oblongbooks.com. Url: http://oblongbooks.com.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Penny Social
    10:30am. Calling starts at 12 noon. Join us for many wonderful items and larger raffle items. Lunch/Desert items available for purchase. Email: gbrowne@hvc.rr.com.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Preview Party for Wilderstein & the Whitehouse
    Opening for six month exbition displaying, in part, many in-house collections which have never before been publicly seen and which show connections between Wilderstein and U.S. presidents over two centuries. 4–6pm; $25pp. Please RSVP. Phone: 845-876-4818. Email: wilderstein@wilderstein.org. Url: http://wilderstein.org.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Senior Citizen Prom
    Contact Rhinebeck Central School District for more info. Phone: 845-871-5500. Url: http://rhinebeckcsd.org.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Songs for Unusual Creatures
    Michael Hearst and his five piece band bring some of the planet's most bizarre animals to life. At 2pm and 7pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Buglisi Dance Theatre
    "Buglisi…works in images that seduce the eye as much as the imagination, with shapes, luminous textures, and stilled moments in time that offer an adventure in perception. " (DANCE Magazine). 7:30 pm. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Sights and Sounds of Africa
    Free event that aims to promote an appreciation of difference through storytelling, drumming, dancing and the creation and display of decorative and ceremonial masks. Sponsored by the US-Africa Partnership. From 2–5pm for ages 6–12 and their parents or caretakers, For more info please visit sandsofa.eventbrite.com or call (845) 389–7950. Phone: 845-876-3533. Email: rhinebeck.episcopal@gmail.com. Url: http://rhinebeck-episcopal.org.

  • Sunday, April 27
    Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society
    Vegan pizza party (15% off) at Two Boots restaurant at 6pm. Phone: 845-876-2626. Email: rsvp@mhvs.org. Url: http://mhvs.org.

  • Sunday, April 27
    Classical Guitar Concert
    Mid-Hudson CG Society presents program of original compositions & arrangements by its membersat 3pm; $10. Email: rnraustin@gmail.com. Url: http://MHCGS.blogspot.com.

  • Sunday, April 27
    HV Autism Walk & Expo
    Call for more info. Phone: 845-331-2626. Email: info@autismwalkhv.org. Url: http://autismwalkhv.org.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

Serving Dutchess and Columbia counties. Spring and Fall clean-ups. Gutter cleaning, tree trimming, lawn care. Free estimates, fully insured. Call for appointment.

518-537-5526

Taste the difference. We provide high quality food and catering with attention to detail and exquisite presentation. Seasonal fresh, local ingredients used. Call to discuss your upcoming event.

One E. Market St., Red Hook
845-758-9030

Save money on taxes. Reduce property maintenance costs. Create an agricultural assessment. Eliminate expensive brush hogging. Convert your woodlands and overgrown pastures into hay production or other agricultural uses. We will perform all phases of land preparation, including drainage, excavation, fencing, planting, as well as cutting at no expense to landowner. Please call for free property consultation and estimates.

129 Yantz Rd., Red Hook
845-532-2152

Manna Dew Catering offers catering for all occasions and private parties; also cooking instruction. Call Thursdays to find out weekly specials for weekend pick up. Specializing in vegetarian/ health-conscious and contemporary cuisine, as well as food sensitivities.

The Chocolate Factory 54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook
845-233-8513

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties, formerly Prudential Serls Prime Properties, is the area's leading real estate company for 22 consecutive years: 5 offices, 2 meeting centers, 225+ sales professionals servicing Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester, Ulster & Columbia counties.

6384 Mill St., Rhinebeck
845-876-8600

Brand development. Strategies. Integrated marketing programs. Advertising, graphic design, web & SEO, and social media integration. If you’re serious about growing your business, contact me directly for a no-obligation consultation to see if there may be a good fit. We’ll transform your business for greater success!

193 Mill Rd., Red Hook
845-548-4872

Over 25 years working in collaboration with homeowners and professional designers to create a unique and special something for the home or office. Custom cabinetry and so much more!

845-399-5484

Attorney in Rhinebeck and New York City with thirty plus years of experience. Specializing in Wills, Trusts, Estates, Elder Law, Real Estate Closings, and Tax Grievances, Income and Estate Taxes and Corporate and Business Law. Free initial consultation.

PO Box 343, Astor Square, Rhinebeck
876-4433 or 1-800-845-4403

Highest quality wallpaper hanging. 30 years experience in the New York metropolitan area, now installing wall coverings in the Hudson Valley also. Skilled in all types of wallpaper. Excellent references. Insured.

845-679-8305 or 917-574-7002

Haldora’s own clothing designs sold exclusively at Haldora or Haldora.com.  Handsewn in upstate New York. Quality, style, comfort that travels the globe well.  Also jeans, bras, panties, hair accessories and jewelry.

28 East Market St. , Rhinebeck
845-876-6250

Services provided in a supportive, confidential and respectful setting. NYS-licensed with a certification in clinical hypnosis. Call today to schedule a free, 15-minute phone consultation.

87 E. Market St Suite 201, Red Hook
845-752-3377

Health Quest Urgent Care offers WALK-IN URGENT CARE at two locations for a variety of illnesses with no appointment necessary. Pediatric and adult care. X-Ray onsite. Visit website below for information.

Lagrangeville: 1100 Route 55, 845-454-4455 Hours: Mon–Fri 8am–8pm; wknds 8am–2pm.
Wappingers Falls: 1530 Route 9, 845-297-2511 Hours: 7 days 8am–10pm.

The Knitting Garage @ Stickle's, the new knitting boutique! Featuring yarns by: Blue Sky, Spud & Chloe, Madeline Tosh, Shuibui and more! At A.L. Stickle Variety Store: in the back through the red double doors!

13 East Market St. , Rhinebeck
845-876-3206

The Pilates Center, formerly The Centering Studio, is the first authentic pilates studio opened in Dutchess County and has been in operation since 1996. The principal teacher, Beth Graziano, was trained by Romana Kryzanowska, the protege of Joseph Pilates himself. Those who stand to benefit from fully equipped Pilates Center and its experienced teachers range from those experiencing pain to those who wish to enhance their athletic endeavors—as well as anyone in between. Let us improve your physical well being!

3752 Rt 9G, Rhinebeck
845-876-5114

Iyengar Yoga in Rhinebeck: Provides a precise framework for yoga practice that builds strength and flexibility based on what really works . . . for you. Convenient and reliable class schedule with options for beginners, all levels, restorative and pre-natal. Find out what's possible for you so you can move better, and feel better.

6423 Montgomery St 17B, Rhinebeck
845-876-6129

AboutTown Ulster: PO Box 474, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-691-2089  EMAIL US
AboutTown Dutchess/Columbia: The Chocolate Factory, 54 Elizabeth Street, Suite 11, Red Hook, NY 12571, 845-758-3616  EMAIL US
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